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A simple, low cost interferometric autocorrelator with no moving parts

Kelly, T J; Davitt, S J; Costello, J T

Authors

T J Kelly

S J Davitt

J T Costello



Abstract

The design and implementation of a low cost interferometric autocorrelator with no moving parts is discussed. It is found that the device is optically simple, uses low cost components and self aligns. The device is used to measure the interferometric autocorrelation of an 800 nm Ti:Sapphire laser pulse produced from an 80 MHz oscillator. The theory and experiment of the design is discussed and compared to results from a commercial autocorrelator. The device is intended for use where pulse to pulse monitoring of the temporal duration is required.

Citation

Kelly, T. J., Davitt, S. J., & Costello, J. T. (2016). A simple, low cost interferometric autocorrelator with no moving parts. Measurement Science and Technology, 27(11), 117003. doi:10.1088/0957-0233/27/11/117003

Journal Article Type Article
Acceptance Date Sep 14, 2016
Online Publication Date Oct 5, 2016
Publication Date Nov 1, 2016
Deposit Date Jun 29, 2018
Journal Measurement Science and Technology
Print ISSN 0957-0233
Electronic ISSN 1361-6501
Publisher IOP Publishing
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Volume 27
Issue 11
Article Number 117003
Pages 117003
DOI https://doi.org/10.1088/0957-0233/27/11/117003
Public URL https://hull-repository.worktribe.com/output/900586
Publisher URL http://iopscience.iop.org/article/10.1088/0957-0233/27/11/117003/meta
Copyright Statement ©2018 The University of Hull
Additional Information Journal title: Measurement Science and Technology; Article type: note; Article title: A simple, low cost interferometric autocorrelator with no moving parts; Copyright information: © 2016 IOP Publishing Ltd; Date received: 2016-03-29; Date accepted: 2016-09-14; Online publication date: 2016-10-05